Simulation of One-Stage Dimethyl Ether Synthesis over a Core-Shell Catalyst

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Ding W, Klumpp M, Lee S, Reuß S, Al-Thabaiti SA, Pfeifer P, Schwieger W, Dittmeyer R
Journal: Chemie Ingenieur Technik
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 87
Pages range: 702-712
ISSN: 0009-286X


A spherical microsized core-shell catalyst (CuO/ZnO/Al2O3@H-ZSM-5) was synthesized for direct dimethyl ether synthesis from syngas in a micro packed bed reactor. To assist in the preparation and optimization of the core-shell catalyst, a 1D heterogeneous model was developed to simulate diffusion and reactions within the catalyst particles. Using the data obtained from the tubular reactor, kinetic parameters for the catalyst were determined first. Furthermore, simulation showed that thickness and activity of shell have significant effect on the catalytic performance of the core-shell catalyst.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Klumpp, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik
Reuß, Stephanie
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik
Schwieger, Wilhelm Prof. Dr.
Professur für Technische Chemie (Reaktionstechnik)

External institutions
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
King Abdulaziz University (KAU) / جامعة الملك عبد العزيز

How to cite

Ding, W., Klumpp, M., Lee, S., Reuß, S., Al-Thabaiti, S.A., Pfeifer, P.,... Dittmeyer, R. (2015). Simulation of One-Stage Dimethyl Ether Synthesis over a Core-Shell Catalyst. Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 87, 702-712.

Ding, Wenjin, et al. "Simulation of One-Stage Dimethyl Ether Synthesis over a Core-Shell Catalyst." Chemie Ingenieur Technik 87 (2015): 702-712.


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